Posted 3/29/2021 06:12 (#8922319 - in reply to #8917659) Subject: RE: Electric cordless mower
North East Wimmera district of Victoria.
Really like the idea of reducing the global warming footprint by using battery's to
replace gas engines..where possible..
Haha! Apply a little physics. It takes a certain amount of energy to do a given job. Whether that is mowing a lawn, taking a family for a holiday 200 km from home, or shifting a thousand ton of freight.
The energy has to come from somewhere!
At the moment if you think wind and solar can do the job - in my opinion you need a large dose of reality. They cannot.
So basically - for base load [to charge your electric lawn mower] you have to burn something.
You can 'save' the planet by using renewables - but in the meantime China goes its merry way building more coal fired power, that undoes all the 'savings' that even the USA makes.
I say this as an Aussy, one of 0.3% of the world's population, who have been conned into shutting down coal fired power in the quest of 'saving the planet'. But what would I know - I just farmed God's earth for over 50 years!